Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2022

Berlin Climate and Security Conference | 11 - 12 October 2022 (Berlin)

The fourth edition, BCSC 2022 will take place in-person. It will convene high-level political actors, climate security experts and practitioners at the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on 11-12 October 2022. To ensure broad participation on all levels and from all regions, there will be a follow-on digital segment, comprised of partner-run webinars and workshops, bringing together the broader climate security community of practice, in the days succeeding the in-person conference.

This year’s BCSC is entitled Climate – Conflict – Clash of Crises: Weathering the Risks. BCSC 2022 will address climate impacts on peace and stability, and its interlinkages with current global challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the looming food crisis. The conference will focus on advancing inter alia locally informed-action in response to these multiple global crises.

BCSC 2022 seeks to: 

  • Identify intersectoral, cross-border, cross-regional and cross-government cooperation;
  • Showcase best practice of locally informed and participatory climate and conflict sensitive policies and operations;
  • Build awareness of risk and foresight assessments and capacity for climate-security decision-making to use through trainings and interactive sessions;
  • Establish the Climate, Environment, Peace and Security Initiative.

The conference will examine some of the best examples of risk analysis, early warning and decision-making support to address the challenges posed by climate change to international peace and security, with a view to finding clear steps forward to strengthen responses to the climate-related security risks.

Featuring a high-level political segment with German Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock, the conference will take stock of the agenda for action set out in the Climate, Environment, Peace and Security Declaration and outline a concrete roadmap to inform the Climate, Environment, Peace and Security Initiative, announced by Foreign Minister Baerbock and endorsed by G7 FM on 3rd May 2022. It will be informed by the flagship Weathering Risk initiative and its impact focussed Peace Pillar, as well as by the highest quality knowledge and experience of climate security risk analysis and responses, such as PREVIEW.

Capitalising on the value of convening world class climate and security expertise in person, BCSC 2022 will also offer scope to organize high-level strategic side meetings, for example a meeting of the Climate Security Expert Network, the Strategic Advisory Board of Weathering Risk, a consultation for the NATO Centre of Excellence on Climate and Security and the G7 Climate Security Working Group.

More information coming soon